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New York Itinerary for 3 Days

Explore Bronx Zoo, Wall Street, Take in the Ground Zero Museum Workshop, Pay Respect at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Go For Rockefeller's Top of The Rock Observatory, Visit Madame Tussauds in New York, Go for The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Walk Through the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Museum and many more.

Discover all the major attractions with a detailed New York City itinerary in 3 days. Whether you’re traveling with family, friends, or with your partner, New York offers a varied range of experiences for all to devour. Start your journey by hitting all the main attractions of the city such as Central Park, and the Bronx Zoo, and catch breathtaking views of the city’s skyline from the top of the Rockefeller Center. Being a favorite destination among young people, New York is also widely known for its rich nightlife and vibrant party scenes.

You can witness a lot of must-see locations in New York City in 3 days. On day 2, you can explore museums and lively neighborhoods such as the DUMBO district and Williamsburg. Stroll around the local streets and experience New York like one of the locals with a guided walking tour of the Lower Manhattan housing Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange. Conclude your trip with a museum-hopping tour exploring the Brooklyn Museum, 9/11 Memorial & Workshop along with a quiet stroll in the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens where you can witness various plants and colorful blossoming flowers.
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DAY 1 in New York City

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Museum Location: Museum of the City of New York, 5th Ave, New York City

Activity Timings: 

  • Thursday: 10 AM to 9 PM
  • Friday to Monday: 10 AM to 5 PM

Activity Duration: 3 to 4 Hours (Approx.)

About the Museum of the City of New York:

Get the Museum of the City of New York tickets and visit this museum to learn more about one of the most well-known cities in the world. Know about the efforts that went into making the city into today's metropolis from a Dutch trading post. With Museum of the City of New York tickets, know about the people of this city who get together to change the world through activism, music, and social movements. Learn about its well-known residents, including Jay-Z, Walt Whitman, and J.P. Morgan, and explore the Big Apple's history of innovation and hardship.

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About the Empire State Building:

Visit the Empire State Building, an iconic skyscraper and a symbol of American ingenuity and resilience, located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Rising over 1,400 feet, it offers breathtaking views of New York from its observation decks on the 86th and 102nd floors. The Empire State Building has several exhibit installations offering insights about the building's history. With its stunning Art Deco design and rich history, it remains a must-visit landmark for tourists and an important element of New York’s skyline.

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Take a Tour of Central Park

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  • Visit the famously known Central Park of New York which has been featured in multiple international movies over the years. 
  • Central park is considered the largest and most important public park in the city. 
  • Opt for a guided walking or cycling tour with a local expert exploring all landmark locations.
  • Listen to informative commentary regarding the park's design and origin.

Location: Manhattan, New York, United States

Timings: 6 AM to 1 AM (Daily)
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Go For Rockefeller's Top of The Rock Observatory

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  • A visit to the Rockefeller Plaza is a must-do activity to include in your New York City itinerary in 3 days. 
  • Climb 70 floors high in the famous Rockefeller building to the Top of the Rock Observatory.
  • Witness breathtaking 360 degrees views of the city’s skyline from the indoor or outdoor observation deck.

Location: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112, United States

Timings: 9 AM to 12 AM (Daily)

Entry Fees: 35 USD to 125 USD
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Explore Bronx Zoo

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  • Located in the heart of the Bronx and sprawling across more than 200 acres of land, the Bronx Zoo is the perfect spot for families with kids. 
  • From big wild cats to adorable furry friends, discover over 6,000 species of animals with up and close encounters and feeding sessions under expert supervision.

Location: 2300 Southern Boulevard, The Bronx, NY 10460, United States

Timings: 10 AM to 4:30 PM (Daily)

Entry Fees: 25 USD to 40 USD
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Visit Madame Tussauds in New York

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  • You cannot miss out on Madame Tussauds on your trip to New York City in 3 days. 
  • Madame Tussauds is a must-see attraction for all as it offers visitors the ultimate star-studded experience.
  • Get snapped with your favorite leaders, sportsperson, movie star, or action heroes inside the museum, among other unforgettable experiences.

Location: 234 W 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036, United States

Timings: 10 AM to 10 PM (Daily)

Entry Fees: 40 USD to 80 USD

Day 2 in New York City

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Activity Location: 200 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, United States

Activity Timings: 10 AM to 5:30 PM

Activity Duration: 5 Hours (approx.)

About the American Museum of Natural History:

Visit one of the most famous attractions of New York City and see the world's largest collection of dinosaur fossils. At the American Museum of Natural History, learn about the origins of human existence, cultures, dinosaurs, and oceans through permanent collections and displays. Explore the Rose Center for Earth and Space, which houses the magnificent Hayden Sphere. Marvel at the various displays that exhibit the universe's 13-billion-year history, the nature of galaxies, stars, and planets, and the dynamic aspects of planet Earth. Book tickets to the American Museum of Natural History and explore the museum where one of the most famous Hollywood movies "Night at the Museum" was filmed.

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Go for The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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  • Discover over 5,000 years of art by adding a visit to the Met to your 3-day itinerary in New York. 
  • The world-famous Metropolitan Museum of Art is a major tourist attraction for art, history, fashion, and architecture lovers. 
  • Witness over 2 million artworks from the museum's permanent collection spread across more than 15 departments.
Location: 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10028, United States

Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM (Sunday-Tuesday), 10 AM to 9 PM (Friday, Saturday)

Entry Fees: 17 USD to 20 USD
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Walk the Brooklyn Bridge and Visit DUMBO

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  • Make the most of your trip to New York City in 3 days with a tour of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge and the DUMBO neighborhood. 
  • Walk around the historic Brooklyn Bridge with an expert guide narrating its history and soak in the local culture. 
  • Head over to the DUMBO district and get to know the local community as you experience the lively atmosphere.

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Boulevard, New York, NY 10038, United States

Price: 20 USD to 40 USD
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Step Into Williamsburg

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  • New York’s Williamsburg is situated near the DUMBO district which you can explore upon your visit to Brooklyn.
  • A guided tour of the beautiful and vivid Williamsburg district is a must-add to your New York City itinerary in 3 days. 
  • It is known as one of the most happening areas with striking street art, chic boutiques, modern cafes, and bars.  
  • You can also enjoy outdoor live music or dance performances by street performers.

Location:
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Wall Street

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  • The next stop on your 3 days itinerary has got to be New York’s famous Wall Street. 
  • While there isn’t a lot to see or do, Wall Street is worth visiting for its history, for admiring the government buildings, and for the famous photo-op with the iconic bull statues.
  • Wall Street is located in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan with tall buildings including the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. 

Location: Wall Street, New York, United States
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Explore Historical New York - Lower Manhattan

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  • The best way to tick off all the sites from your New York City itinerary in 3 days is to explore all the historic landmarks in Lower Manhattan in one day. 
  • It is known as a commercial hub housing Wall Street, Federal Reserve Bank, and NYSE.
  • You can discover several landmarks such as Trinity Church, India House, and Battery Park, or opt for a ride on the Staten Island Ferry.

Location: Lower Manhattan, New York, United States

DAY 3 in New York City

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Activity Location: 1071, 5th Avenue, 10128, New York

Activity Timing:

  • Sunday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM - 08:00 PM

Activity Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)

About the Guggenheim Museum:

Visit the iconic Guggenheim Museum in New York, which is also one of the UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its amazing architecture. Explore the extraordinary collection of modern & contemporary art from renowned artists like Cézanne, Monet, and more. From the avant-garde masterpieces of Picasso and Kandinsky to the cutting-edge contemporary works of today's visionaries, the Guggenheim displays a wide variety of artistic expression. Be amazed by the amazing architecture & interiors of the spiral-shaped museum designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Book the tickets to the Guggenheim Museum and see 1,700 artworks by more than 625 artists on display.

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Walk Through the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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  • Take some time away from the city’s noise and experience serenity by including Brooklyn Botanic Garden in your New York City itinerary on 3 days trip.  
  • Spend your day surrounded by colorful flowers and lush greenery at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. 
  • Admire the beautiful variety of plants and flowers with a peaceful stroll around the modern botanic garden.

Location: 990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225, United States

Timings: 10 AM to 3:30 PM (Tuesday-Sunday)

Entry Fees: 12 USD to 18 USD

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Brooklyn Museum

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  • Browse through the extensive art collection in Brooklyn Museum ranging from ancient Egyptian artworks to contemporary exhibits. 
  • The museum should be on your New York 3 days itinerary if art and history are your areas of interest. 
  • It is also considered one of the oldest and largest art museums in the country.

Location: 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238, United States

Timings: 11 AM to 6 PM (Wednesday-Sunday)

Entry Fees: 10 USD to 16 USD
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Visit Ellis Island and the Statue Of Liberty

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  • If you’re planning to see New York City in 3 days, you cannot miss out on the Statue of Liberty. 
  • A tour of the symbolic Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island is among the top attractions that you must check out. 
  • Both attractions are a symbol of hope and freedom offering deep and insightful details through their museum exhibits. 
  • You can learn about the history of the Statue of Liberty and American immigration through the museum tour.

Location: New York, NY 10004, United States.
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Take in the Ground Zero Museum Workshop

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  • Participate in a fun, informative, and interactive workshop at the Ground Zero Museum Workshop in New York. 
  • The kid-friendly workshop offers an engaging experience for both adults and kids which includes learning the duties of first responders through live mock examples and stories.

Location: 420 W 14th Street, New York, NY 10014, United States

Timings: 12:30 PM to 2 PM (Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday), 1:30 PM to 3 PM (Friday)

Entry Fees: 19 USD to 25 USD
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Pay Respect at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum

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  • Your New York City itinerary in 3 days is incomplete without a visit to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. 
  • The city honors the lives lost during the horrifying incidents of the 1993 and 2001 attacks. 
  • The museum is one of the most visited attractions in New York and offers a detailed history of the unfortunate tragedy.

Location: 180 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10007, United States

Timings: 9 AM to 8 PM (Daily for Museum), 10 AM to 5 PM (Wednesday-Monday for Memorial)

Entry Fees: 17 USD to 30 USD
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Spend a Night Out in Greenwich Village

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  • Experience the lively and buzzing nightlife of New York in the beautiful Greenwich Village neighborhood. 
  • Take a walk around the famous and beautiful Washington Square Park with your loved one. 
  • Enjoy some delicious and lip-smacking food and drinks at premium cafes and bars. 
  • There’s something for everyone to do in New York City in 3 days in the bustling Greenwich Village.
  • You can even enjoy live plays at the theatre or stand-up shows at comedy bars.

Location:
Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York, United States.
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